PITC Module 2: Group Care

May 18, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center
2055 Army Trail Rd #140
IL 60101
Quality & Training Department
630-790-6600, Option 4
PITC Module 2: Group Care @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center

Presenter: Casey Craft-Cortes, YWCA Infant Toddler Specialist & ITN Trainer

Comprised of 4 Modules, the Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC) is designed to help child care directors and infant/toddler care teachers become sensitive to infants’ cues, connect with their family and culture, and develop responsive, relationship-based
care. This training takes an in-depth look at cognitive and social-emotional development, encouraging growth within daily routines and tips on setting up appropriate environments for experienced infant and toddler professionals. Those completing all four modules can apply to receive the PITC Certification.

Module 2: Group Care
This module introduces special considerations in caring for infants and toddlers and six program policies that support the development of emotionally secure relationships in the group care setting. An overview of the content of Module II explores the positive impact of responsive caregiving routines, well-designed learning environments, and individualized care on the well-being and development of children from birth to three. Attention is also given to how the policies of primary care, small groups, continuity of care, individualization of care, culturally responsive care, and inclusive care of children with special needs provide the foundation for high-quality infant/toddler care.

Targeted Audience: Directors & Infant Toddler Staff
Level of Learning: Intermediate

Lunch will be provided.